World AIDS Day: Decrease of AIDS Cases Difficult in Third World Countries, NIH Talks about Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention

The World AIDS Day is December 30, and the decrease of AIDS cases remains a tall order for third world countries.

People from all over the world are encouraged to take part and support the programs established by WHO, NIH, and other well-meaning organizations all over the world that wanted the reduction of AIDS infection on a global scale.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) disclosed on its website on December 1, 2012 that it has funded studies about retroviral drugs that prevent the spread of the virus from the mother to the child, as among the other vital prevention techniques it has recommended.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his group stated:

“To that end, we have learned that the treatment of HIV-infected individuals with antiretroviral drugs can — by lowering the level of virus in the treated individual — also prevent HIV infection of sexual partners, as the NIH-supported HPTN 052 clinical trial demonstrated last year.”

Inquirer revealed that in the Philippines, “new HIV infections increased more than 25 percent” reportedly, and this caused the United Nations to remind officials of the MDG goals established for the country – one of them is the reduction of AIDS/HIV infections.

In Zimbabwe, the fight against AIDS moves on as the impoverished country continues to battle poverty and AIDS with its “Getting to Zero – My Responsibility, Your Responsibility” goal.

Even Greece has, reportedly, more than 20 times rise of HIV infections from last year.

The AIDS virus can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, blood, infected needles and through the placenta in an unborn child.

Hopefully in 2013, the United Nations, WHO and all empowered organizations around the world, would succeed in reducing the spread of the AIDS pandemic.

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